With temperatures consistently topping 90°F, not just back in St. Louis, but also on my cookie trip to Jakarta this week, I must say I am not much in the mood for turning on ovens or generating any unnecessary body heat. Thankfully, all of my cookies are already baked for the week, so I can sit back and just decorate. And when not doing my own cookie stuff, I plan to enjoy the beauty of this week's hot list* in the comfort of my air-conditioned hotel room!
All of this week's honored cookies are indeed "hot", not only because they've been trending high on this site, but also because they pay tribute to the summer sun in different ways. One basks under it on the Greek island of Hydra; another shows Santa at rest under it; and still others display glorious blooms that flourish under it! I'm sure each and every one of our honorees will cast a bright light on your day.
So, enjoy, and continue to create hot cookies that are also eminently cool!
#1: Summer Holiday by Ryoko ~Cookie Ave.
#2: Sand Castle Cookies by Shell's Sweet Serendipity
#3: Thinking of Hawaii by Essence_Cookie
#4: Shabby Chic Summer by Magadiuz
#5: Sunflowers by Jardin de la lavande
#6: Sleeping Little Mermaid by Even
#7: Path to Hydra by NaGeRa [EDITOR'S NOTE: NaGeRa's two close-up photos of this lovely cookie also topped the site this week. They'll give you a great appreciation for its incredible detail, so check 'em out!]
#8: Summer Ice Cream by Sugarcat [EDITOR'S NOTE: First posted on June 6 and appearing in at least one other Spotlight, this cookie is a great example of staying power!]
#9: Church Picnic by Kim Damon
And, last but not least . . .
#10: Aruba, the Happy Island! by Chu-A-Cookie
Congrats again to this week's winners, and have a great weekend, everyone!
So that no one has an unfair advantage in making it onto a hot list, the algorithm is secret even to site administrators. Only our platform developers know the code, which has been exhaustively tested by those developers and Cookie Connection staff.
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